Wisconsin-based Barney's Meats announces recall of its teriyaki-flavored beef sticks due to undeclared wheat

MADISON, Wisconsin , March 5, 2014 (press release) – Barney's Meats, located in Weyerhauser, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling its teriyaki-flavored beef sticks, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced today. The product contains wheat that was not listed on the ingredient label.

Wheat can cause serious reactions in people with an allergy or severe sensitivity. No illnesses have been reported from consuming this product. The beef sticks are safe to consume by those who do not have an allergy or intolerance to wheat.

The beef sticks were sold in vacuum-sealed packages of one-pound and half-pound quantities and as ends and singles. Packages are stamped with inspection #105.

All products were sold at the company's retail store and were purchased on or before March 4, 2014. Consumers who have any of these products may return them to Barney's Meats, or discard them. Consumers and media with questions about this recall can contact Don Szozda at 715-353-2271.

Symptoms of a wheat allergy may include swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth, nose, throat, eyes and skin; difficulty breathing; cramps, nausea or vomiting; diarrhea; or anaphylaxis. While most people do not have food allergies, anyone who eats a specific food and experiences symptoms should consult a doctor.

For more information on other food product recalls or food allergens, contact the Division of Food Safety at 608-224-4700; by mail at DFS, DATCP, P.O. Box 8911; or by e-mail at datcpfoodmailbox@wisconsin.gov; or online at datcp.wi.gov.

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